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Tuesday, 26 February 2019
FSC welcomes new EU Ecolabel requirements

The European Commission has published new criteria for the EU Ecolabel for graphic paper, tissue paper and tissue products. These include robust requirements for the origin of the fibres used, similar to those FSC applies for its own labels. With this decision, the European Commission has made further steps in improving its sustainable resource criteria for a range of products that contain forest materials. read more …

Wednesday, 20 February 2019
Helping UK foresters to identify and manage High Conservation Value areas

Protections for High Conservation Values (HCVs) are a key part of FSC’s international Principles and Criteria. A national framework is intended to help foresters to identify and manage HCVs in the UK context. read more …

Thursday, 14 February 2019
A stable foundation for forest management certification

FSC is seeking your views on its international Principles and Criteria – the foundation of the FSC system. read more …

Thursday, 24 January 2019
FSC produces positive environmental impacts – university research

(© (c) FSC GD / Vlad Sokhin)© (c) FSC GD / Vlad SokhinFSC certification produces positive environmental impacts overall compared to non-certified forestry operations, a literature review from the University of Wageningen confirmed.

Strong positive impacts were particularly reported for fauna. FSC certification helped to preserve animal species, including some listed as endangered and vulnerable species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. read more …

Thursday, 17 January 2019
Falcon: New interim tool for formatting of transaction verification data

(© (c) FSC GD)© (c) FSC GDFSC will soon introduce Falcon, a new secure and efficient tool to assist certificate holders in formatting their transaction verification data. read more …

Wednesday, 16 January 2019
Review report of FSC Principles and Criteria is open for public consultation until 6 March

The report on the revision of the FSC Principles and Criteria (Version 5-2) is available for a public consultation until 6 March 2019. The main proposal is that FSC should wait until 2023 to revise its Principles and Criteria because the transition of all FSC national standards to the latest Principles and Criteria (Version 5-2) is still ongoing. read more …

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